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TownePlace Suites Atlanta
7925 Westside Pky, Alpharetta, GA 30009
TownePlace Suites is a Marriott extended stay hotel near many notable Alpharetta areas, including the North Point MallMore and the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. The location offers a wide range of amenities and features, including safe deposit boxes, a business center, fitness area and pool. Additional features include wireless Internet and free on-site parking. Check its website for details on availability or for information on local dining options and attractions.
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
2200 Encore Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30009
The amphitheater, summer home to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, is accesible from two Ga. 400 exits, Mansell Road (exitMore 8) and Haynes Bridge Road (exit 9). With the completion of the southern section of Westside Parkway to Mansell Road, getting to concerts has been made easier. The venue seats at least 12,000, with 7,000 under roof and another 5,000 on the event lawn. The natural bowl of the landscape made for an ideal site. Concertgoers enter at two main gates. Refreshments are available at this top level and at a lower level, serving food from the basics such as hot dogs and burgers to concert-themed dinners. Beer, wine and mixed drinks are available to those over 21. The symphony holds pre-concert activities such as a Q&A session on the event lawn and text messaging from patrons answered by musicians during intermission. Local high schools have used the venue for graduation ceremonies also.